Parking restrictions will be in place in Brent over Easter
Drivers will be ticketed over the holidays if they don’t read signs properly
Drivers are being warned that parking restrictions will be in place on Bank Holidays in some controlled parking zones (CPZs) over Easter.
However, the restrictions have sparked anger among the community who believe parking should be free.
Tracy Brent, who owns Rise gift shop, in Kilburn Lane, says there needs to be more signs to inform visitors if they are parking in a CPZ.
She said: “I do feel strongly that there is insufficient signage to inform visitors to the area, especially if they are visiting non-drivers like elderly relatives.
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“Why are so many wardens dropped off in the areas if the council didn’t believe it could make a killing?
“On the same matter but maybe for a different time, why can’t the resident bays be dual purpose pay and display 10am till 4pm to help the shops, visitors and also create an income.
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“Again if someone visits a non-driver that has not or cannot go to the parking shop for visitor passes there is nowhere to park.”
The zones which will be subject to parking restrictions over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend are Ealing Road, Dyne Road, Kilburn Lane, Malvern Road, Kensal Green and Brentfield Road.
A council spokesman said: “It’s wrong to suggest that the CPZs covering Kensal Rise and Kensal Green are the only ones in Brent which operate on bank holidays.
“There are a number of other CPZs where the particular circumstances mean that controls are needed on bank holidays. “The restrictions are there to ensure that traffic is kept moving, roads are kept safe and that limited parking space is shared between residents, businesses and their visitors.
“Bank holiday restrictions are common in other boroughs for a number of years, as they have been in Brent.
“All our CPZs are properly sign posted. Drivers should not be surprised by them and should be used to checking road signs and pay and display machines to see what rules apply.”
To find out more about if your road is affected visit www.brent.gov.uk